Faculty Advisor

Biederman, Ronald R.

Faculty Advisor

Weaver, Elise A.


This project was performed with the support of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and involved the development of effective methods to reduce drowning rates of children under five years old. We analyzed drowning prevention programs, local and national data, legislation and enforcement policies for measures of effectiveness, and innovative ideas. From this, we have specific recommendations for the CPSC to improve data collection, increase public awareness, encourage the use of built-in products, and introduce new legislation and enforcement standards.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies